Loosen Up & Have Fun with Acrylics (Jan-Feb)

Painting from the heart and loosening up are fundamentals of this class. We work fast and loose, layering our canvas with color, blocking in shapes, and adding definition to create beautiful masterpieces. I want to introduce you to the FUN of paint, we will use spray bottles and drip, splat, brush, even use our hands to create magic. We work on several canvases at a time, producing much work. The more you make, the better the results. I teach negative shape painting, complimentary color, value, composition, dry brush, and much more. Themes change every session. I intend on implementing much of my recent France residency in the New Year. Many students repeat the class as it gives them a valuable critique of their work, and time and space to commit to a regular art practice. Most important, I teach that ANYONE can paint, and when we have FUN, we paint our best work.

 

Members  Instructor: Carrie Clayden is a professional artist and teacher. Carrie graduated from UCSC in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Fine Art in 1995.  www.carrieclayden.com

 

 

Loosen Up & Have Fun with Acrylics! (Jan-Feb) @ Studio119

Painting from the heart and loosening up are fundamentals of this class. We work fast and loose, layering our canvas with color, blocking in shapes, and adding definition to create beautiful masterpieces. I want to introduce you to the FUN of paint, we will use spray bottles and drip, splat, brush, even use our hands to create magic. We work on several canvases at a time, producing much work. The more you make, the better the results. I teach negative shape painting, complimentary color, value, composition, dry brush, and much more. Themes change every session. I intend on implementing much of my recent France residency in the New Year. Many students repeat the class as it gives them a valuable critique of their work, and time and space to commit to a regular art practice. Most important, I teach that ANYONE can paint, and when we have FUN, we paint our best work.

 

Members  Instructor: Carrie Clayden is a professional artist and teacher. Carrie graduated from UCSC in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Fine Art in 1995.  www.carrieclayden.com

 

 

Pastel Studio (Jan-Feb)

The perfect way to start the weekend….loosen up and have fun with pastels!  Using expressive marks and color we will paint vibrant landscapes and still life. The essentials of pastel painting will be covered including approaches and methods of application, pastels from hard to soft, surface possibilities, color theory and under painting. Demos, problem solving, and lots of individual instruction are included. This class is appropriate for both beginners in pastel and those who are experienced with the medium. Just bring whatever pastels you may have and explore the possibilities of this versatile medium!

 

 

Instructor Joan Hellenthal, BA Fine Art Brown University, MA Fine Art SJSU; CA credentialed art instructor, painter and mixed media artist who exhibits in many private and corporate collections inc. MAH, UCSC and Open Studios. joanhellenthal.com

Watercolors-Thurs (Jan-Feb)

This class is geared to facilitate those who have never painted and those who have advanced their skills. Most class sessions will include a demo and then time to work on the elements of the demo. Information on materials, including colors and “gimmicks”,and tools is given throughout the six-week period. The goal of this class is to encourage the joy of painting, while improving skills and knowledge. This is a “fun” class, so bring a sense of humor and whatever materials you have and enjoy.

 

 

Instructor Linda Lord is a self-trained artist and illustrator with over 16 years teaching experience in her studio and via the SC Watercolor Society; an Open Studio artist whose exhibits include Cozumel, Mexico. Linda also publishes with a decorative art publisher.

Beginning Watercolors-Fridays (Jan-Feb)

This class is aimed at familiarity of  Materials, as well as why to chose them.  In the 6 weeks, we  will endeavor to produce 6 pieces of frame-able art.  Each session will comprise of an instructor demo on which a painting will be based.

 

Instructor Linda Lord is a self-trained artist and illustrator with over 16 years teaching experience in her studio and via the SC Watercolor Society; an Open Studio artist whose exhibits include Cozumel, Mexico. Linda also publishes with a decorative art publisher.

Watercolor-Negative Space Painting

This course is will demystify negative painting for beginners and intermediate watercolor artists. From shape-making (working with positive and negative shapes), simplified design strategies to must-know color basics, each week will build upon lessons and techniques to train the student to think and see in a different way. The fundamentals of glazing to develop depth and richness will be extensively covered. Negative painting can be employed for many styles, from realistic to abstraction, and once mastered, bring a valuable tool to watercolor repertoires.

Cynthia Armstrong holds a graduate degree from UC Santa Cruz in Science Illustration and a Master’s degree in Education from Stanford University.  She has been a freelance illustrator and artists for over 20 years, and a teacher for the past 15 years. Cynthia, as a published illustrator, has traveled and journaled extensively throughout her career. www.cynthiaarmstrongart.com

Getting into Gouache

Gouache is an under appreciated watercolor medium that has amazing versatility and can transcend the boundaries of many other mediums. It can wash like watercolor, blend like an opaque oil, and dry brush like acrylic. In this series class, each week Cynthia will provide an in depth look into the nature and versatility of gouache.

Offering a variety of techniques that capitalize on gouache strengths, while mitigating challenges, students will come away with a deepened understanding of gouache handling capabilities. Instruction, demos, and exercises will explore it’s many strengths, from reintroducing lights (highlights) and delicious velvety matte finish, to intensely rich pigments and luscious handling.

 

 

Cynthia Armstrong holds a graduate degree from UC Santa Cruz in Science Illustration and a Master’s degree in Education from Stanford University.  She has been a freelance illustrator and artists for over 20 years, and a teacher for the past 15 years. Cynthia, as a published illustrator, has traveled and journaled extensively throughout her career. www.cynthiaarmstrongart.com

Loosen Up & Have Fun with Acrylics (Nov-Dec)

Painting from the heart and loosening up are fundamentals of this class. We work fast and loose, layering our canvas with color, blocking in shapes, and adding definition to create a beautiful masterpieces. I want to introduce you to the fun of paint, we will use spray bottles and drip, splat, brush,even use our hands to create magic. We work on several canvases at a time, producing much work. The more you make, the better the results. Themes change every session. Many students repeat the class as it gives them a valuable critique of their work, and time and space to commit to a regular art practice.

 

 

Members  Instructor: Carrie Clayden is a professional artist and teacher. Carrie graduated from UCSC in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Fine Art in 1995.  www.carrieclayden.com

 

 

Pastel Studio (Oct-Nov)

The perfect way to start the weekend….loosen up and have fun with pastels!  Using expressive marks and color we will paint vibrant landscapes and still life. The essentials of pastel painting will be covered including approaches and methods of application, pastels from hard to soft, surface possibilities, color theory and under painting. Demos, problem solving, and lots of individual instruction are included. This class is appropriate for both beginners in pastel and those who are experienced with the medium. Just bring whatever pastels you may have and explore the possibilities of this versatile medium!

**NO CLASS Thanks Giving weekend, Friday 11/29/19 **

 

 

Instructor Joan Hellenthal, BA Fine Art Brown University, MA Fine Art SJSU; CA credentialed art instructor, painter and mixed media artist who exhibits in many private and corporate collections inc. MAH, UCSC and Open Studios. joanhellenthal.com

Beginning Watercolor-Linda Lord-Fridays (Sept-Oct)

This class is aimed at familiarity of  Materials, as well as why to chose them.  In the 6 weeks, we  will endeavor to produce 6 pieces of frame-able art.  Each session will comprise of an instructor demo on which a painting will be based.

 

Instructor Linda Lord is a self-trained artist and illustrator with over 16 years teaching experience in her studio and via the SC Watercolor Society; an Open Studio artist whose exhibits include Cozumel, Mexico. Linda also publishes with a decorative art publisher.